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Australia and the War in the Air: Volume I

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780195576795
Author(s): Molkentin Dr Michael
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press ANZ
Dimensions: 175 x 0 x 240 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288
Series: Centenary Hist of Aust & Great War

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The first book in a new series that will explore Australiaâs role in the Great War.From the earliest days of the Great War, Australians volunteered to fight in the air â warfareâs newest arena, and one that would transform the nature of military operations. In the squadrons of the Australian Flying Corps and with Britainâs flying services, Australian airmen fought in campaigns that spanned the length and breadth of the First World War; between 1914-18 they served in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and on the Western Front. By 1919 over 4,000 Australians had served with the empireâs flying units. Modest compared to some of the other British dominions, Australiaâs part had been the most apparent. Whereas the other dominions had opted to provide manpower to serve the general imperial cause in Britainâs flying services, the Commonwealthâs insistence on a distinctly national contribution ensured recognition for Australiaâs contribution to the empireâs effort in the air.This book examines Australiaâs role in historyâs first major air war. Unlike previous accounts, which focus on the airmen of the Australian Flying Corps in isolation, this study conceives the Australian part as one of an imperial â and international â whole. In addition to using Australian involvement as a case study to analyse the impact air power had on military operations, this stu Please click here to ask a question
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